infographic

noun

in·​fo·​graph·​ic ˈin-(ˌ)fō-ˌgra-fik How to pronounce infographic (audio)
plural infographics
: a chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way
An infographic contains one to two key data points, a visual representation such as an icon, chart or pictogram to represent those data points, and that's it.Nadya Khoja
The American Bankers Association Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission today released an infographic with tips and information to help consumers protect themselves when using mobile payment apps and services.American Bankers Association
Tripleseat surveyed 500 consumers about their … holiday plans involving restaurants for celebrations and hotels for seasonal travel. The results are listed below in an infographic.PR Newswire

Examples of infographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, add visual elements like images, infographics, and videos to drive engagement. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 3 May 2024 See which other destinations made the list in the infographic at bestcasinosites.net. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2024 Our world is filled with video, data visualization, animation, photos, slides, screenshots, comics, GIFs, charts and infographics. Bob Pearson, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 It can occasionally be found swirling around state and local health departments but was initially flushed from the bowels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masters of infamous infographics. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 23 June 2023 The project is published in a series of eight stories, with videos of interviews and crashes, as well as infographics showing the scope of police pursuits in the metro. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 25 Feb. 2024 When the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard African and African American Resistance Organization put together an infographic for Instagram, their goal was to showcase the historic connections between the Black and Palestinian liberation movements. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Tailor content to audience preferences, and deliver that content in the formats your audience most engages with, whether that is video, infographics, white papers or blogs; this fosters the continuous engagement that deepens customer relationships. Michele Dobnikar, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 And to help listeners, the CD’s booklet of lyrics comes with footnotes, linking to news articles, infographics and other explainers. Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

info(rmation) + graphic entry 2

Note: This formation appears earlier in various senses, perhaps all independently coined, from about 1969 on. "Infographics" was the title of the nineteenth meeting of the National Microfilm Association in 1970 (here probably suggested by earlier micrographics), and appears in "Ferranti Infographics," from the 1970's to 1993 a division of the British firm Ferranti International.

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infographic was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Infographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infographic. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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